BlackRock vet joins DWS in senior Latin-American and US-Offshore sales role

Aiviel Sanchez most recently held the role of offshore relationship manager at BlackRock, where he spent 10 years.

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Brazilian government fixed-income ETF to be launched by Itaú

“We believe that this product has a competitive price and can be accessed by individual and institutional investors,” said Itau's Marcelo Fatio. An IPO of at least BRL 300 million is expected in mid-2019.

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BlackRock presents its USD 160 billion alternatives platform to Latam market

During a visit in Santiago, Manuel Gutierrez-Mellado, alternative product strategist at BlackRock, noted that Latam institutionals have a global bias when investing in private capital and credit, and a local bias for infrastructure.

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Mirae launches Brazil’s first fixed-income ETF

According to Mirae’s director of investments in Brazil, Andre Pimentel, the idea is to offer a product with more liquidity, given the difficulty of operate fixed income ETF in secondary market.

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BlackRock takes control of Citibanamex’s asset-management unit

Armando Senra, head of the Latin America & Iberia region for BlackRock, termed the transaction "transformative for BlackRock and the asset management industry in Mexico and the region."

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MFS adds to its US Offshore wholesaling coverage

Philip Dieffenbacher, currently a regional manager with responsibility for the West Coast and Mexico, will continue in that role while also adding the Southeast to his coverage area.

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Private-debt specialist Sartor AGF goes out in search of foreign clients

Alfredo Harz, general manager of Sartor AGF, sees an opportunity in offering alternatives strategies - particularly funds linked to private financing - to local and international investors.

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Old Mutual ponders expansion out of Colombia and Mexico

The firm is said to be particularly interested in the Brazilian and Peruvian marketplaces, where life-insurance penetration is relatively low.

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Transamerica’s Mexican unit builds out product platform

Akaan Transamerica wants to take on the big players in the Mexican market, not only in wealth management, but also fund management, brokerage and insurance.

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With Santibáñez hire, Security moves to distribute international brands

While Security already has a distribution alliance with Oaktree Capital Mgt., the hiring away of Enrique Santibáñez from Bice was seen as a major step in fully developing this line of business.

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